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The WSO2 Carbon Studio takes advantage of the open source WSO2 Carbon middleware platform, an Eclipse-based offering that includes graphical editors for XML configuration files, an enhanced Eclipse BPEL editor, and integration of Carbon-based applications via WSO2 Governance. Organize...
SpotCloud uses the concept of Random Access Compute Capacity, similar to cloud bursting or the dynamic deployment of a software application that runs on internal organizational compute resources to a public cloud to address a spike in demand.
As more and more of HP’s and Stratavia’s joint customers started seeing value in that capability, HP brought Stratavia into its BSA/Business Technology Optimization umbrella. Businesses are looking to cloud-computing models to foster agility and improve time-to-market for new services...
Progress Software is launching a new company called FuseSource that will be completely focused on the open source business model. The FUSE family of software is now under the FuseSource name and has today gained new autonomy from Progress Software with its own corporate identity. Par...
HP today announced how combining and simplifying the parts of IT infrastructure makes the solution value far higher on either end of the applications distribution equation: At branch offices and the next-generation of compact and mobile all-in-one data center containers.
According to the survey, data proliferation and the need to better manage it are at the root of many of the challenges being faced by financial institutions of all sizes. Look for a sharp uptick in cloud computing from financial services firms over the next two years, along with simil...
As cloud-delivered services become the coin of the productivity realm, how those services are managed as they are developed, deployed, and used -- across a services lifecycle -- increasingly determines their true value. And yet governance is still too often fractured, poorly extended a...
Sonoa Systems, a provider of application programming interface (API) solutions, has changed its name this week to Apigee. While Sonoa originally offered a free API tools and management platform, Apigee now offers three product lines for enterprises, developers, and API providers of al...
Improperly disposing of data and other IT assets can cause embarrassing security breaches, increase costs, and pose the risk of regulatory penalties. Indeed, many IT organizations are largely unaware of the hazards and risks of selling older systems into auction sites, secondary market...
My take is that these purchases are for more than the engines that drive analytics -- they are for the engines that drive SaaS, cloud, mobile, web and what we might call the more modern work loads ... data intensive, high-scaling, fast-changing and services-oriented. IBM is snapping u...
The enhanced version introduces Enterprise Cloud Architecture (ECA), a new approach that provides enterprises with immediate access to the building blocks and binding components of a fault tolerant, elastic, and highly automated platform.
The BSA offerings come at a crossroads for enterprise IT. The fact is that IT can no longer just compete against its own past practices and cost structures. There's a looming gulf between what IT costs the IT department to provide and what a small army of outside hosts is coming to mar...
Aster Data nCluster 4.6 includes a column data store and provides a universal SQL-MapReduce analytic framework on a hybrid row and column massively parallel processing (MPP) database management system. Aster Data has taken big data management and analytics to the next level with the a...
One of the advantages Pulse is pushing out to its one million developers is the ability to manage four years of Eclipse platform technologies from a single dashboard, including Eclipse 3.0, also known as Helios. Getting developers on board. That’s the challenge technologies from Linux...
Delphix Server solves two major IT challenges: the operational complexity and redundant infrastructure required to support applications lifecycles via multiple database caches. Delphix has brought virtualization techniques to database infrastructure with general availability of Delphi...
Cloud computing, mobile device proliferation, and highly efficient data centers are all aligning to make it clear that the deeper and flexible client platform support from back-end servers will become more the norm and less the exception over time. We've all heard about client virtua...
For me the real value for HP is in gaining a comprehensive platform and portfolio via ArcSight for total systems log management. Being able to manage and exploit the reams of ongoing log data across all data center devices offers huge benefits, even the ability to correlate business ev...
Expect a vendor slugfest on the lower end of the data warehousing and BI market in the next few years. It will be fascinating to see how these vendors will both enter the entry-level markets, while also seeking to maintain the high-end pricing for the largest users. There could be a va...
By going for Google's second of only two fiscal jugular veins in Android (the other being paid search ads), Oracle has mightily disrupted the entire mobile world -- and potentially the full computing client market. The bombshell that Oracle is suing Google over Java intellectual prope...
The increasingly essential role of networking in data center transformation (DCT) needs to stop being a speed bump and instead cut complexity while spurring on adaptability and flexibility. As data center planners seek to improve performance and future-proof their investments, the ne...
Automation, policy-driven processes and best practices are offering more opportunities for optimizing virtualization so that server, storage, and network virtualization can move from points of progress into more holistic levels of adoption.
Platform Computing has paved the way to faster private cloud adoption with a low-risk, low-cost way for companies to evaluate their use of cloud computing. The Platform ISF Starter Pack, announced this week, will enable architects and IT managers to get a cloud sandbox environment up a...
The technology value triumvirate of newScale, rPath and Eucalyptus—with solution practice experience of MomentumSI—is an excellent example of the ecosystem approach most likely to become the way that private cloud models actually work for enterprises for the next few years. A trio of ...
Strategies to resist the socialization of the enterprise may be futile. So Metastorm is suggesting enterprises embrace it, using tools that foster rather than squash social productivity in the workplace. Metastorm, the business process management (BPM) software provider that recently ...
Putting lock-in into your criteria is a key measure of how quickly we're going to get into the right world, versus a situation where people end up where vendors and providers have too much leverage over customers.
BPS enables developers to easily compose and orchestrate business processes using WS-BPEL. Version 2.0 adds support for two emerging open source human-centric process specifications, which are currently under OASIS standardization review. Additional new features include Scheduled insta...
HP is continuing its series of free virtual conferences, giving IT professionals online access to briefings on business and technology trends about data center transformation (DCT) from HP executives and third-party experts. During the newest upcoming events, which run July 13-15, thos...
Chatter, and its ilk quickly sprouting up elsewhere, can foster better, targeted and self-directing collaboration; can spur and capture the data about processes in progress, and can become a service feature within nearly any business application, process or ecosystem. They say we have...
The service works to mitigate the risks of the mobile, Internet-connected workforce by streamlining management and deployment of security patches to PCs, laptops, and mobile devices that connect to external wireless networks. Keeping mobile devices patched and protected -- and making ...
This customer case-study focuses on McKesson Corp., a provider of certified healthcare information technology, including electronic health records, medical billing, and claims management software. McKesson is a user of HP’s project-based performance testing products used to make sure t...
Security breaches and the cost of repairing and patching enterprise applications hang like a cloud over every company doing business today. HP is taking direct aim at that problem today with release of a security service that aims to prevent vulnerabilities and to bake security and rel...
The idea is to make it faster and easier to deploy Subversion servers by reducing administration time. And the promised end result is cost savings. When you think of the cloud, Agile application lifecycle management may not be the first thing that comes to mind. CollabNet is hoping to...
Such trends as cloud computing, service oriented architecture (SOA), social media, software as a service (SaaS), and virtualization are combining and overlapping to upset the client landscape. If more of what more users are doing with their clients involves services, then shouldn't th...
Dubbed Panda Cloud Antivrus Pro, the new edition works to protect computer users online and offline by extending the protections in the free product launched last year. The Free Edition is still available and also offers enhanced functions. As more computing functions continue to expl...
Apptio is betting big on the market for demand-based budget forecasting. A new feature in its technology business management solutions software suite aims to help business managers plan and budget more accurately by inputting departmental forecasts into its software. The Bellevue, Was...
The value behind the updated version centers on real-time, actionable business intelligence. Web Data Server 7.2 automates access to and integration with any Web data source, from Web applications inside the firewall to data stored in the cloud.
Effective contract management is a “critical lever” that companies can pull to find contract information, optimize profits, and identify risks and opportunities quickly. Ariba, the spend and procurement management solutions provider, hopes small- to mid-sized businesses will take their...
Based on this week's HP announcements and last week's IBM Impact conference, these two of the very largest, full-service, global IT vendors are betting that the extent of change now upon us is more than just another business cycle come full circle.
SAP and Sybase are very complementary, from the business, technology and market penetration perspectives. But the price of $65 in cash for each Sybase share by SAP shows that this is no marriage of convenience.
Historically, the back office business applications that support companies have been distinct from the category of business intelligence (BI). Certainly, applications have had certain ways of extracting analytics, but the interfaces were often complex, unique, and infrequently used. ...